Featured brass padlock bracelet & dior brooch

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by charlie cheswick, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    hey guys

    a couple of finds today

    i thought the padlock bracelet was solid brass, but unsure now. funny old colour it is. looked to have a wee bit of age so bought anyway (did a little scratch to see what was underneath)

    no markings at all though

    would never have bought the dior brooch if i hadnt learnt on this forum that they did costume jewelry, does it look right or are there even fakes of these, has a ding or two

    i only paid £2 for these and some other bits, so no worries if its junkage

    any comments as always very much appreciated

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  2. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    the other bits and bobbles

    im keeping the carved wood crucifix though as i love it, any age ?

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  3. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    Charlie, the heart bracelet looks like a take on one of Tiffany's heart padlock bracelets. They did a few different styles of them in sterling and gold. I don't think this one indicates any attempt to deceive, but is just copying the style...
     
  4. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    The Victorians and Edwardians were keen on these heart shaped padlocks on their link bracelets
     
  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Yes, I think the brass bracelet has some age, and it is traditional British. The Dior brooch is sweet.
    But the cross is the winner! (Not a crucifix, no body on it.:nailbiting:) 19th century Gothic Revival, imo. No damage, a little stunner. I wonder if the wood is from the tree of Joseph of Arimathea, in Glastonbury.
     
  6. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    awesome aj thanks, i like the fact that its been worn around the neck with some catgut fishing line, no frills at all

    definitely a keeper though (darn-it !!) :)
     
  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    and the hoard grows.......:hilarious:
     
  8. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    geez im gonna end up like those people you see on t.v who have to crawl through gaps to make it to the living room :)
     
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  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    You're probably going to end up like the rest of us, with a bit more than a gap. Not much more though.:hilarious:
     
  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I can still see my floor !!!!;)......in most rooms......but not all..:eek:
     
  11. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    i do love re finding things that i bought years ago, like this today

    a fishing trip to remember !!:)

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  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    gotta luv Jack !!!!
     
  13. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  14. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

  15. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Dior is certainly late 80s to early 90s, made under license by a company whose name escapes me. Oh hang one. Grosse.
     
  16. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Yeah, padlock bracelets go way back.
     
  17. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Interesting. Never knew name of DIOR jewelry licensee.

    Debora
     
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  18. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    but wait....that's not a real lock.....
    i have an ID bracelet with the same chain link...from 1970....
     
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  19. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    good point komo, doesnt look like a working lock

    gonna wear it today to see how green me wrist goes !!:D
     
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  20. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    It did remind me of Grossé gilding, it looks the same as on the jewellery they manufactured under their own name from the 70s onwards.
    The earlier Grossé gilding is generally a slightly more reddish yellow (not rose gold) and doesn't look as thick and 'luscious'. For lack of a better word.:bag:
     
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